A parent takes their child to the doctor, counselor or psychiatrist and says,
“My child is, like, really hyperactive, running around all over the place, temperamental, hard to control and so forth. That’s wrong with him?”
The “expert” says, learnedly, “Hmm. Your child obviously has ADHD.”
“What’s ADHD?” says the worried parent.
“It’s a defective brain caused by . . . um, genes or a chemical deficiency or something. It’s a bit technical but, basically, your child is mentally ill.”
“Oh my God!!” says the devastated parent. “Can it be cured?”
“No, not really. But we do have drugs that can manage the condition. He’ll be on them for life and they cause brain and nerve damage, liver damage, suicidal thoughts and so forth because they are essentially a chemical poison but they will make your kid nice and docile, so the side effects and basically ruining the rest of his life are a small price to pay for your peace and quiet. And we do like to have docile cattle – I mean, citizens. . . Here’s a prescription for you. . . . ”
What’s missing from this picture?
Well for one thing, there’s never a physical examination to find out what underlying physical conditions are making the child frantic – for example, glandular disorders, nutritional deficiencies, whether the child is being systematically poisoned by food additives or the consumption of contaminated junk.
There’s never the intelligent question: “Are you you poisoning your child with sugar-rich soft drinks, processed foods, candies, cookies, cakes and other assorted crap?”
You want to watch a kid go hyper? Give him a large dose of refined sugar and then sit back and watch the fireworks. I am speaking from common experience of course. Please do not try this at home more than you already have …
So why does this happen time and time again? Why is there never a proper physical examination? Why are parents never advised first and foremost to quit poisoning their own children with things like sugar THAT MAKE THE CHILD EXHIBIT THE SYMPTOMS THE PSYCHS JUST LOVE TO PRETEND IS THE FICTITIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS ADHD?
The truth of the matter is that if this were done and the underlying deficiencies or poisoning were handled, in virtually every single case the child would get well.
There would be no stigmatising the child with the fake “mentally ill” label. Apart from anything else, do you really think it is good for the child to be told by adults with great authority that he is mentally defective and will always be mentally defective? The correct label, if you insist on a label is not “Mentally Ill” but “Being Freakin’ Well Poisoned”.
Of course, if all this were done, there would also be no excuse for the psycho-pharmacy to manufacture and sell a drug that currently makes them billions from the cruelest scam ever devised by the criminal mind. And no excuse to further poison a child with a chemical poison added to the poisoning to which he is already being subjected. And no customers for life as the chronic drugging inevitably produces more and more physical and mental damage, requiring more drugs.
This neglect of the child’s welfare followed by a chemical assault, is child abuse dressed up to look like medicine. It is child abuse systematically carried out by criminal cartels known as pharmaceutical manufacturers and their pushers (psychs, doctors etc) so they can make a buck.
To permit this to happen, to meekly follow the “guidance” of these charlatans, without lifting a finger to make the effort to ensure the child is well nourished and not poisoned is very, very poor parenting.
But this long-running scam is not just being carried out against children. The false diagnoses, lazy, sloppy doctoring that steadfastly avoids proper examination and studiously ignores or decries vital factors is being carried out against . . well, pretty much the entire human race.
We are continually being told about the “epidemic of mental illness” that is supposedly happening, as if millions of people have suddenly developed inadequate or defective brains for some never-explained reason.
If psychiatry was any good, mental illness would be decreasing wouldn’t it? If they are so expert, shouldn’t they be able to do something about it? Its purported increase on their watch testifies to the fact that they do not know how to handle mental illness or even what it is. Or they pretend they do not know because to admit it would render the entire profession obsolete, not to mention liable to criminal charges.
That failure to get anything but negative results is hardly surprising because if they have the wrong “why” of it (defective brains) and the wrong “why” is handled by a “treatment” (the drugs) that causes brain and nerve damage alongside a lot of other damage, it’s not going to improve things is it?
If the reason your car coughs and splutters is assigned to “well that’s just how cars are – faulty”, and the treatment is to regularly hit the carburetor with a hammer – whilst the real reason it coughs and splutters (kerosene in the tank instead of gasoline) is studiously ignored because the manufacturers and sellers of hammers are making a fortune – the car is not going to get any better is it?
Well, the rise in “mental illness” coincides with the entry of sugar by the bucketload into our diet.
Only it is not a coincidence.
And we should probably stop hitting the brain with a chemical hammer – Steve
Sugar and mental health: A toxic combination?
When sugar cravings set in, the last thing we might think of is our long-term mental health. However, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that we should.
We’ve all been there. After a stressful day, when our mood is low, it is easy to reach for a tub of ice cream or similar sugary treat. But evidence of the link between sugar and mental health is mounting – and it’s not just sweets that rack up our daily sugar intake.
Last week, Medical News Today reported on a study published in the journal Scientific Reports that identified a greater risk of depression among men who consumed significant amounts of sugar in their diet.
One might argue that feeling depressed may lead to increased sugar consumption, rather than the other way around. However, what was really interesting about this study was that the researchers, from University College London Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health in the United Kingdom, used a mathematical model to exclude exactly that: a phenomenon they called reverse causation.
Using data from the Whitehall II study – a large group of civil servants in the U.K. – they showed that sugar consumption came before depression, rather than being a consequence of it.
So while there are an increasing number of studies looking at the implications of diet on mental health, it is difficult to study the exact causes and mechanisms that link the two.
Diet and mental health are linked
In 2002, a study of overall sugar consumption per person in six different countries (Canada, France, Germany, Korea, New Zealand, and the United States) – published by Dr. Arthur Westover, from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas – implicated sugar as a factor in higher rates of major depression.
Since then, several other research teams have investigated the effect of diet on mental health. For example, consumption of processed and fast food – including hamburgers, pizza, and fried foods – was found to be higher in both youngsters and adults with increased rates of depression.
Sugar-sweetened beverages, especially soft drinks, have increased in popularity and are now consumed around the world. But a study of Chinese adults – who traditionally drink unsweetened tea – showed that those who drank soft drinks had higher rates of depression.
While these studies did not set out to find the biological mechanism by which sugar affects mental health, they add to the body of evidence reporting on the link between the two.
The science of sugar
Sugars are simple carbohydrate molecules. While being essential for cell and organ functioning, our bodies have sophisticated machinery to break complex carbohydrate molecules into simple sugars.
It therefore does not need to be added to the diet, and the American Heart Association (AHA) state that “our bodies don’t need sugar to function properly.”
Sugar and neurons
Neurons are very sensitive cells and are not well prepared for sugar level spikes. In fact, individuals with diabetes are at risk of neuronal damage, and scientists are beginning to understand how high blood sugar might cause this.
A study by researchers from the Department of Neurobiology at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, performed on diabetic rats showed that high blood glucose, a simple sugar, led to inflammation and neuronal damage and death in the brain.
The group further showed that neurons grown in the laboratory showed increased inflammation when exposed to high levels of glucose, allowing them to shed light on the biological pathways involved.
Importantly, there is a strong link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, further supporting the claim that sugar toxicity has a role in brain health.
A review of several studies – written by Margaret Morris, Ph.D., a professor of pharmacology in the School of Medical Sciences of the Unversity of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia – and her colleagues summarized that high sugar consumption correlated with mild cognitive impairment in seniors. It also negatively affects children’s cognitive function.
Prof. Morris’s group also showed that rats started to experience problems with recognizing places as early as 5 days after starting a high-sugar diet. This was accompanied by widespread inflammation and oxidative stress in the rats’ brains.
While scientists are continuing to explore the exact mechanisms that sugar employs to affect mental health, how can we protect our brains from falling prey to sugar’s sweet temptation?
Avoiding the pitfalls of sugar
Cutting sugar from our diet may be easier said than done; we are bombarded with advertisements for convenience foods and tasty treats. But even seemingly healthful foods can have high levels of hidden sugars.
These culprits include breakfast cereals, sauces (including ketchup and pasta sauce), flavored milks, wholemeal bread, and many products labeled as low fat, such as fruit yogurts.
Smoothies and fruit juices for children were in the spotlight last year in an article published in BMJ Open. The authors noted that per standard portion, “over 40 percent of products surveyed contained at least 19 grams of sugar – a child’s entire maximum daily amount of free sugars.”
High sugar levels have also been reported in baby and toddler food products.
The best way to keep tabs on sugar consumption is to become familiar with nutritional labels. While the list of ingredients might claim no added sugars, the nutrition facts panel will show the amount of carbohydrates and sugars in the product.
What is the evidence that cutting down on sugars will have health benefits? Well, studies have indicated that individuals who experience depression benefit from eating a healthful diet.
Importantly, choosing foods that are low in refined ingredients, such as sugar, but high in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals can relieve the symptoms of depression. Scientists think that the power of these foods lies in promoting good brain health.
The next time a low mood threatens to spoil your day, remember where sugar is hidden in plain sight and look to other tasty treats to lift you out of the doldrums.
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